Course Schedule

Veranstaltungen von Prof. Dr. Tobias Lenz


Lehrveranstaltungen

Kolloquium (Kolloquium)

Dozent/in: Tobias Lenz

Termin:
14-täglich | Dienstag | 12:15 - 13:45 | 14.10.2024 - 31.01.2025 | C 7.319 Seminarraum

Inhalt: Das Kolloquium bietet eine Orientierung für Studierende die ihre Bachelorarbeit schreiben. Die Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer erhalten die Möglichkeit, ihr eigenes Vorhaben vorzustellen und zu diskutieren. Besprochen werden darüber hinaus auch Fragen im Zusammenhang mit der Bachelorarbeit (Themenfindung, Fragestellung, Theorie, Aufbau, Formalia, Zeitmanagement und Motivation, häufige Fehler). LITERATUR Thomas Plümper, Effizient schreiben, 3. Aufl., München: Oldenbourg 2012.

The liberal international order under pressure (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Tobias Lenz

Termin:
wöchentlich | Montag | 10:15 - 11:45 | 14.10.2024 - 31.01.2025 | C 14.202 Seminarraum

Inhalt: For many citizens, today’s international system is characterized by disorder, violence and risk. The international state system changes into a multipolar order, International Organizations and Regional Organizations as well as non-state actors become even more important across different policy fields, and (nation-state) democratic politics become structurally challenged. Thus, national policy-making and global governance are increasingly interwoven in complex multi-level structures. But how is it possible to explain these developments academically? The academic discipline of International Relations offers a number of theories that seek to explain these developments in the international system. Based on the theoretical knowledge acquired in the theory seminar “Introduction into IR” in the previous semester, this class tries to use these theories as tools to better understand the emergence of new actors in international politics, to explain the successes and failures of international cooperation and to discuss the legitimacy of global governance. The seminar will concentrate on the following elements: - Research Design and Operationalization of IR theories, - Empirical analysis of cases of international politics.

The complexity of global governance (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Tobias Lenz

Termin:
wöchentlich | Montag | 14:15 - 15:45 | 14.10.2024 - 31.01.2025 | C 14.203 Seminarraum

Inhalt: This course provides an in-depth examination of the role of think tanks in shaping the foreign policy process in the United States and Germany. We will explore how think tanks influence policy formulation, implementation, and public debates in these two countries through a comparative lens.

Introduction into International Relations (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Tobias Lenz

Termin:
wöchentlich | Mittwoch | 10:15 - 11:45 | 14.10.2024 - 31.01.2025 | C 12.102 Seminarraum

Inhalt: The political science discipline of International Relations (IR) is characterized by a high degree of differentiation between competing theoretical perspectives, which political science students can hardly keep track of. This diversity results from constant examination of real-historical changes in the international system as well as intensive (scientific) theoretical examination and adaptation of findings from neighboring disciplines, such as sociology, international law, and political philosophy.

Masters Forum I Public Economics, Law and Politics (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Tobias Lenz

Termin:
wöchentlich | Montag | 16:15 - 17:45 | 14.10.2024 - 31.01.2025 | C 14.001 Seminarraum

Inhalt: The Master Forum I helps you to take the first steps for your thesis. Until Christmas, the conceivable methodological basics of a master thesis will be systematically addressed in the PELP (especially basic features of quantitative and qualitative methods). In the new year, the focus will then be on the introductory chapter and the literature overview At the end of the seminar, all participants must prepare a poster presentation explaining their master's thesis idea ("research outline") and clarifying which two supervisors are willing to accept the outline. The poster presentation will be organized during two final meetings, combined with an invitation to the "PELP community" (all PELP students + all PELP faculty). Research outline and literature review should be completed by the end of February 2024.